Dec 06 2017

Locals Trained In Kayaktivism

By Gregg Bragg, Senior Staff Writer for The Island Connection The specter of drilling for oil along the East coast accompanied by its twin, seismic testing, are making the rounds again in 2017. Public hearings on both matters have been well-attended at lowcountry town halls, and the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), has …

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Dec 02 2017

New Building Program Unveiled

Staff Report for The Island Connection The New Home Collection at Seabrook Island is a new home plan and building program for Seabrook. It is created for those who wish to build a new home without having to go through the arduous time-consuming processes required to build a custom home. The Collection developer, Bill Britton, …

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Nov 30 2017

Seabrook Island Kids Group Growing

By Penny Lee for The Island Connection Who knew there were 55 children living full-time on Seabrook Island? That’s what we all said to each other on Sunday, Nov. 12, at the first meeting of the Seabrook Island Kids Group. Nearly half of our 55 resident kids played at the Lake House for close to …

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Nov 29 2017

Legend Award Presented To Outgoing Charleston County Parks And Recreation Commission Executive Director

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection Outgoing Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission Executive Director Tom O’Rourke was recently distinguished as a “Legend in the Field” of park and recreation administration by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. The honor was presented at the National Recreation and Park Association annual conference in …

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Nov 28 2017

Homegrown Holiday Bazarre Is Back At Johns Island County Park

By Frasier Block for The Island Connection The fourth annual Homegrown Holiday Bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Johns Island County Park, 2662 Mullet Hall Road, Johns Island (site of Charleston County Parks Mullet Hall Equestrian Center). The event is brought to you by the Johns Island Farmers Market …

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Nov 28 2017

Home Sweet Homestay

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection Apropos of the connectivity of our world today, I booked a home stay with a Quechua family in Ecuador through Airbnb. From my first-world home on Sullivan’s Island, it seemed like a soft adventure for solo travel and a good way to practice speaking Spanish. Especially for $10 …

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Nov 27 2017

Annual Golf Outing Honors Veterans

By Alan Armstrong for The Island Connection On Monday, Nov. 6, Lowcountry golfers teed up in the 6th Annual Seabrook Island Veteran’s Day Charitable Golf Tournament to recognize veterans and raise money to support the Fisher House Charleston and the Ralph Johnson Veterans Hospital in Charleston. The event is sponsored by the Seabrook Island Club …

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Nov 24 2017

Warren Kimball Writes United States Tennis Association History

By Gregg Bragg, Senior Staff Writer for The Island Connection The United States Tennis Association (USTA): Raising the Game is due out December 1, and isn’t Seabrook resident Warren F. Kimball’s first book. The retired Navy captain has written a number of volumes and countless papers centered on WWII, all while teaching history at institutions …

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Nov 23 2017

Beachfront Scraping Underway, Numerous Ordinances Approved On Kiawah Island

By Katy Calloway, Managing Editor for The Island Connection The November meeting of the Kiawah Town Council got underway without delay. Councilmember John Koach was pronounced absent and on vacation. The minutes from the previous month’s meeting were approved unanimously and Mayor Weaver began with his comments. He updated the audience on the beach scraping …

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Nov 22 2017

Indictment Issued To Former Town Of Kiawah Island Employees

By Gregg Bragg, Senior Staff Writer for The Island Connection The announcement from the United States Attorney’s Office on Tuesday Nov. 14 was straightforward and simple. “Former Town of Kiawah Officials Indicted for Wire Fraud,” read the banner, followed by, “Tumiko Rucker, age 42, of Johns Island, S.C., and Harrison Kenneth Gunnells, age 59, of …

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